A DUMBARTON man has pleaded guilty to bottling someone at a New Year’s party “which went wrong”.

William McKenzie, of Whiteford Avenue, Dumbarton, committed the offences on January 1, this year, at a house in Main Street, Renton. He assaulted a man by striking him on the head with a bottle and kicking him on the body.

The 27-year-old pleaded guilty at a hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last Tuesday.

Prosecutor Kevin Doherty told the court: “It was a New Year celebration which went wrong.

“At 7am he was at Main Street in Renton with a number of other people. He had been up all night drinking. Certain individuals had been asked to leave and a general argument started.

“A joke was made which McKenzie did not take well and he removed a bottle from a bag and struck a man over the head once with it. He then began kicking him on the body.

“A female was screaming for him to stop. He backed away and ran back into the house. The man who was struck was bleeding from the head and was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.”

He suffered a 2.5cm cut and needed three stitches.

Mr Doherty added: “Police made inquiries and McKenzie was traced and interviewed. He denied the assault but admitted a discord had taken place. He was cautioned and charged and made no reply.”

Sheriff Simon Pender deferred sentence until November 6 to obtain a full social background report and a report as to his suitability to be placed on a tagging order.

Bail was continued.